Comet - DAN AIR REMEMBERED

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G-APDA
Type: Mk 4

Serial Number: 06401

Entered Service : November 1969

Last Flown : Never flown

Obtained From : Scrapped September 1972 (For Spares)

Notes: Obtained from Malaysia Singapore Airlines - First production Comet 4

G-APDA GALLERY
G-APDB
Type:  Mk 4

Serial Number: 06403

Entered Service :  16/10/69 (Obtained)

Last Flown : 28/11/73

Obtained From : Malaysia Singapore Airlines

Notes: Onto Duxford now on display, sadly in BOAC colours.
First jet passenger aircraft to cross the Atlantic.

G-APDB GALLERY
G-APDC
Type:  Mk 4

Serial Number: 06404

Entered Service :  29/08/69

Last Flown : 10/04/73

Obtained From : Malaysia Singapore Airlines as (9V - BAT)

Notes: Scrapped at Lasham April 75
G-APDC GALLERY
G-APDD

Type:  Mk 4

Serial Number: 06405

Entered Service :  29/10/69

Last Flown : 24/08/72

Obtained From : Malayan Airways as 9M - OAD

Notes: Leased to East African Airways as 5Y - AMT for 1970,
Scrapped April 1974

G-APDD GALLERY
G-APDE
Type:  Mk 4

Serial Number: 06406

Entered Service:  November 1969

Last Flown: 02/04/73

Obtained From: Malaysia Singapore Airlines as 9V - BAU

Notes: Leased to East African Airways as 5Y - ALF in 1970
Returned January 1971 - Scrapped April 73.
Used as the Dan Air Training unit.
Later the aircraft towing trainer at Gatwick.

G-APDD GALLERY
G-APDG
Type:  Mk 4

Serial Number: 06427

Entered Service:  06/03/70

Last Flown: 02/05/73

Obtained From: BOAC Via Middle East Airways

Notes: Purchased from Kuwait Finance Corp.

Scrapped June 74

G-APDG GALLERY
G-APDJ
Type:  Mk 4

Serial Number: 06429

Entered Service :  October 1967 on lease from BOAC

Last Flown : 02/05/73

Obtained From : BOAC - purchased in June 72

Notes: Scrapped at Lasham June 1974
G-APDJ GALLERY
G-APDK
Type:  Mk 4

Serial Number:  06429

Entered Service:  15/09/66

Last Flown : 07/05/73

Obtained From : BOAC

Notes: Leased to East African Airways as 5Y -ALD
Returned to Dan Air March 1970 -
Presented to Lasham Air Scouts - Scrapped September 1980

G-APDK GALLERY
G-APDL
Type:  Mk 4

Serial Number: 06413

Entered Service:  January 1969

Last Flown: 07/10/70

Obtained From : BOAC

Notes: Written off following a wheels up landing as Newcastle Woolsington
Probable cause crew not carrying out pre landing checks whilst practicing a flapless landing.

G-APDL GALLERY
G-APDM
Type:  Mk 4

Serial Number: 06414

Entered Service:  March 1969

Last Flown: 08/10/73

Obtained From : Obtained from Middle East Airlines after a lease to Malayan Airlines as 9V - BBJ.

Notes: Withdrawn from use and used as cabin crew trainer in May 1974

G-APDM GALLERY
G-APDN
Type:  Mk 4

Serial Number: 06415

Entered Service:  October 1967

Last Flown: 04/07/70

Obtained From: BOAC

Notes: Crashed into mountains near Barcelona - Report Here (Opens in new window)

G-APDN GALLERY
G-APDO
Type:  Mk 4

Serial Number: 06416

Entered Service :  26/05/66

Last Flown : 22/06/73

Obtained From : BOAC

Notes: Scrapped at Lasham June 1974

G-APDO GALLERY
G-APDP
Type:  Mk 4

Serial Number: 06417

Entered Service: March 1969

Last Flown: 22/03/73

Obtained From: BOAC

Notes: Delivered after lease to Malayan Airlines.
Sold to Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough to be used for radio and electronic tests.

G-APDP GALLERY
G-APMB
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06422

Entered Service:  09/04/72

Last Flown: 28/12/78

Obtained From: Channel Airways

Notes: To Gatwick Handling (As Trainer)

G-APMB GALLERY
G-APMC
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06423

Arrived at Dan Air:  09/04/72

Last Flown: Never Entered Service

Obtained From: Channel Airways

Notes:  Scrapped At Lasham April 1974

G-APMC GALLERY
G-APMD
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06435

Entered Service:  12/09/72

Last Flown: January 1975

Obtained From: BEA Airtours

Notes:  Scrapped April 1978


G-APMD GALLERY
G-APME

Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06436

Entered Service:  24/02/72

Last Flown: 02/05/78

Obtained From: BEA Airtours

Notes:  Scrapped June 1979

G-APME GALLERY
G-APMF
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06426

Entered Service:  30/01/73

Last Flown: November 1974

Obtained From: BEA Airtours

Notes:  Scrapped 15/04/78

G-APMF GALLERY
G-APMG
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06442

Entered Service: 19/01/73

Last Flown: 21/11/77

Obtained From: BEA Airtours

Notes:  Scrapped at Lasham 15/04/78

G-APMG GALLERY
G-APYC
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06437

Entered Service:  April 1972

Last Flown: 07/12/78

Obtained From : Channel Airways

Notes: Landed at Manston 19/01/73 with nose wheel failure
Sold to Ministry of Defence to be used by the S.A.S for storming hijacked aircraft at RAF Kemble. Never flew again scrapped in 1982

G-APYC GALLERY
G-APYD
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06438

Entered Service :  April 1972

Last Flown : 23/10/79

Obtained From : Channel Airways

Notes: To RAF at Wroughton as part of the National Science Museum

G-APYD GALLERY
G-APZM
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06440

Entered Service :  14/07/72

Last Flown : 14/11/78

Obtained From : Channel Airways

Notes: Scrapped at Lasham in September 1980

G-APZM GALLERY
G-ARCP
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06431

Entered Service : March 1972

Last Flown : 23/10/78

Obtained From : BEA Airtours

Notes: Re Registered G-BBUV December 1973
Scrapped at Lasham October 1979
G-ARCP GALLERY
G-ARDI
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number:  06447

Arrived At Dan Air :  April 1972

Last Flown : Never Entered Service

Obtained From : Channel Airways/BEA/Olympic

Notes: Scrapped Stansted October 1972 - Never appeared in Dan Air Colours

G-ARDI GALLERY
G-AGRM
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06453

Obtained: October 1973 - Arrived November 1973,  Never entered service

Last Flown : N/A

Obtained From: BEA Airtours

Notes: Never Entered Service

G-AGRM GALLERY
G-ARJK
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06452

Entered Service:  05/10/73

Last Flown: 01/11/76

Obtained From: BEA Airtours

Notes: Scrapped at Lasham October 1977

G-ARJK GALLERY
G-ARJL
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06455

Arrived At Dan Air :  09/11/73

Last Flown: Never Entered Service

Obtained From: BEA Airtours

Notes: Scrapped September 1974

G-ARJL GALLERY
G-ARJN

Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06459

Entered Service:  15/02/73

Last Flown: 24/12/77

Obtained From: BEA Airtours

Notes: Scrapped November 1978

G-ARJN GALLERY
G-AROV
Type:  Mk 4c

Serial Number: 06460

Entered Service:  20/07/71

Last Flown: 31/10/77

Obtained From: Aerolineas Argentinas

Notes: Scrapped at Lasham November 1978

G-AROV GALLERY
G-ASDZ
Type:  Mk 4c

Serial Number: 06457

Entered Service:  02/06/75

Last Flown: Never Entered Service

Obtained From: Sudan Airways As ST-AAW

Notes: Scrapped at Lasham 1975

G-ASDZ GALLERY
G-AYVS
Type:  Mk 4c

Serial Number: 06474

Entered Service :  24/03/71 Following lease from Middle East Airways

Last Flown: 06/01/77

Obtained From:  Kuwait Airways

Notes: Scrapped at Lasham April 1978

G-AYVS GALLERY
G-AYWX
Type:  Mk 4c

Serial Number: 06475

Entered Service:  30/03/71

Last Flown: 02/05/78

Obtained From: Kuwait Airways

Notes: Obtained following lease to Middle East Airlines
G-AYWX GALLERY
G-AZIY
Type:  Mk 4c

Serial Number: 06434

Entered Service:  08/11/71

Last Flown: 25/11/73

Obtained From: Aerolineas Argentinas

Notes: Ex LV - AHU
G-AZIY GALLERY
G-AZLW
Type:  Mk 4c

Serial Number: 06432

Arrived At Dan Air:  November 1971

Last Flown: Never Entered Service

Obtained From: Aerolineas Argentinas

Notes: Scrapped January 1973

G-AZLW GALLERY
G-BBUV
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06451

Entered Service:  22/10/73

Last Flown: 23/10/78

Obtained From: BEA Airtours

Notes: Previously registered as G-ARCP

G-BBUV GALLERY
G-BDIF
Type:  Mk 4c

Serial Number: 06463

Entered Service:  02/06/75

Last Flown: 05/11/79

Obtained From: Sudan Airways

Notes: Scrapped at Lasham October 1978

G-BDIF GALLERY
G-BDIT
Type:  Mk C4

Serial Number: 06467

Entered Service:  29/08/75

Last Flown: 13/10/80

Obtained From: 216 Squadron RAF

Notes: Serial with RAF XR395

G-BDIT GALLERY
G-BDIU
Type:  Mk C4

Serial Number: 06468

Entered Service:  29/08/75

Last Flown: 06/10/80

Obtained From: 216 Squadron  RAF

Notes: Serial with RAF XR396
G-BDIU GALLERY
G-BDIV
Type:  Mk C4

Serial Number: 06469

Entered Service :  29/08/75

Last Flown: 12/11/79

Obtained From: 216 Squadron RAF

Notes: Serial with RAF XR397

G-BDIV GALLERY
G-BDIW
Type:  Mk C4

Serial Number: 06470

Entered Service: 29/08/75  

Last Flown: 09/11/80

Obtained From: 216 Squadron RAF

Notes: Serial with RAF XR398 - Sold to the Museum of Flight Dusseldorf

G-BDIW GALLERY
G-BDIX
Type:  Mk C4

Serial Number: 06471

Entered Service:  29/08/75

Last Flown: 17/10/80

Obtained From: 216 Squadron RAF

Notes: Serial with RAF 399
G-BDIX GALLERY
G-BEEX
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06458

Arrived At Dan Air:  14/10/76

Last Flown:  Never Entered Service

Obtained From: Egyptair

Notes: Ex SU-ALM Scrapped, Lasham 1977 used for spares

G-BEEX GALLERY
G-BEEY
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06462

Arrived At Dan Air: 14/10/76

Last Flown: Never Entered Service

Obtained From: Egyptair

Notes: Ex SU-ALV - Scrapped at Lasham purchased for spares

G-BEEY GALLERY
G-BEEY
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06462

Arrived At Dan Air: 14/10/76

Last Flown: Never Entered Service

Obtained From: Egyptair

Notes: Ex SU-ALV - Scrapped at Lasham purchased for spares

G-BEEY GALLERY
G-BEEZ
Type:  Mk 4b

Serial Number: 06466

Arrived At Dan Air: 16/10/76

Last Flown: Never Entered Service

Obtained From: Egyptair

Notes: Ex SU-ANC Purchased for spares - scrapped at Lasham 1977

G-BEEZ GALLERY
5H-AAF
Type:  Mk4

Serial Number: 06433

Arrived At Dan Air: January 1971

Last Flown: Never Entered Service

Obtained From: East African Airways

Notes: Flown from Nairobi to Lasham for spares

5H-AAF GALLERY
5X-AAO
Type:  Mk4

Serial Number: 06431

Arrived At Dan Air: November 1970

Last Flown: Never Entered Service

Obtained From: East African Airways

Notes: Dismantled for spares 1971

5X-AAO GALLERY
5Y-AAA
Type:  Mk 4c

Serial Number: 06472

Arrived At Dan Air: February 1972

Last Flown: Never Entered Service

Obtained From: East African Airways

Notes: Purchased for spares - Broken up at Lasham

5Y-AAA GALLERY
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